Michael Saunders and Howie Kendrick’s Impact On The Outfield
Next on the list, I took a look at the additions of both Michael Saunders and Howie Kendrick. Much like with Nola, Saunders and Kendrick both struggled in Spring Training.
Although I did not specifically make a prediction here, I did mention that:
"“It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out as the season progresses. Saunders spot is seemingly safe but it seems as if Kendrick could be the odd man out if he can’t get back on track.”"
Definitely wrong, but neither player ended up playing enough to be a viable asset moving forward. Saunders was clearly the more disappointing of the two as at least Kendrick was able to bring back McKenzie Mills and international bonus money from the Nationals.